FMCSA Declares Texas Motor Carrier to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

First published by FMCSA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Jaypur Logistics LLC, USDOT No. 3150073, a motor carrier located in the Houston, Texas area, to be an “imminent hazard” to public safety and ordered the motor carrier to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations.  The motor carrier was served the Federal order on May 7, 2022.

FMCSA identified Jaypur Logistics for investigation based on the carrier’s widespread violations documented by FMCSA and its partners during roadside inspections.  Jaypur Logistics had almost double the national average vehicle out-of-service rate and over five times the national average driver out-of-service rate.  The FMCSA review of Jaypur Logistics found the motor carrier to be egregiously noncompliant with multiple Federal safety regulations, including: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing (49 CFR Part 382); Commercial Driver’s License Standards (49 CFR Part 383); Driver Qualification (49 CFR Part 391); Unsafe Driving (49 CFR Part 392); Hours of Service of Drivers (49 CFR Part 395); and vehicle Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance (49 CFR Part 396).

During FMCSA’s investigation, Jaypur Logistics demonstrated a severe lack of oversight of its operations.  It could only identify a fraction of the drivers and vehicles operating under its authority and was not even aware its drivers had hauled hazardous materials.  Jaypur Logistics failed to ensure its drivers were eligible to drive, allowing six drivers who were already prohibited in the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to operate on its behalf.  Twice Jaypur Logistics’ drivers have been cited for operating under the influence and three times its drivers have been cited for on-duty possession of drugs or alcohol.  Jaypur Logistics did not have a program to detect and deter the use of controlled substances by its drivers, did not have an effective program to ensure its drivers were qualified and licensed, did not have a program to control its drivers’ hours of service, and did not have a program to ensure its vehicles were appropriately inspected and repaired.

FMCSA’s imminent hazard out-of-service order states that Jaypur Logistics’  “…complete and utter disregard for the [federal safety regulations] substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death for your drivers and the motoring public if your operations are not discontinued immediately.”

Failing to comply with the provisions of the Federal imminent hazard order may result in civil penalties of up to $29,893 for each violation.  Jaypur Logistics LLC may also be assessed civil penalties of not less than $11,956 for providing transportation in interstate commerce without operating authority registration, and up to $16,864 for operating a CMV in interstate commerce without USDOT Number registration.  Knowing and/or willful violations may result in criminal penalties.

A copy of the imminent hazard order issued to Jaypur Logistics is available here.


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FMCSA Declares Pennsylvania-Licensed Driver an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

First published by FMCSA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Pennsylvania-licensed commercial vehicle driver Elwood M. Roberson to be an “imminent hazard” to public safety and ordered him to immediately cease operating any commercial motor vehicle (“CMV”) in interstate commerce.  Mr. Roberson was served the Federal order on April 25, 2022.

On February 11, 2022, Mr. Roberson was operating a CMV transporting propane, a hazardous material, on River Road in Manor Township, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Roberson crossed the center line of the road and side-swiped an on-coming vehicle.  Mr. Roberson was taken into custody and administered a blood alcohol test by the Manor Township Police Department.  Mr. Roberson’s blood alcohol content was 0.21, more than five times the 0.04 legal limit for CMV drivers.  Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are subject to a variety of prohibitions on use of alcohol prior to and while driving CMVs, including a prohibition on using any alcohol within four hours of driving and a prohibition on driving with an alcohol concentration of .04 or greater.

Mr. Roberson is now listed as prohibited in FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and faces possible criminal charges in Pennsylvania.

FMCSA’s imminent hazard order states that Mr. Roberson “failed to exercise an appropriate duty of care to the motoring public while operating a CMV that was transporting propane, a hazardous material. Specifically, [he] ignored FMCSRs relating to alcohol use and the safe operation of a CMV. These violations and blatant disregard for the safety of the motoring public demonstrated by these actions substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death to [him] and the motoring public if not discontinued immediately.”

Failing to comply with the provisions of the Federal imminent hazard order may result in civil penalties of up to $2,072.  Knowing and/or willful violations may result in criminal penalties.

A copy of the imminent hazard order issued to Elwood M. Roberson is available here.


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FMCSA Disqualifies Wyoming-Licensed Driver for being an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

First published by FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has disqualified Wyoming-licensed commercial driver David R. Williams after determining he constitutes  an “imminent hazard” to public safety and ordered him to immediately cease operating any commercial motor vehicle (“CMV”) in interstate or intrastate commerce.  Williams was served the Federal order on March 16, 2022.

On February 16, 2022, Williams was driving a school bus transporting high school students from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Spearfish, South Dakota for a school event.  Williams was pulled over for a roadside inspection after a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer observed him to be following too close and failing to maintain lane control.  After failing a field sobriety test, Williams submitted to a breath test which showed an alcohol concentration of approximately .15, well over the .04 threshold for a commercial motor vehicle driver.  In addition, in-vehicle video evidence showed Williams to be drinking alcohol both before and while transporting the students.  Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are subject to a variety of prohibitions on use of alcohol prior to and while driving CMVs, including a prohibition on using any alcohol within four hours of driving and a prohibition on driving with an alcohol concentration of .04 or greater.

Williams is now listed as prohibited in FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and faces a number of possible criminal charges in Wyoming.

FMCSA’s imminent hazard disqualification order states that William’s “blatant violations of the FMCSRs and disregard for the safety of your school-age passengers and other highway users demonstrated by these actions substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death to you and the motoring public.”

Failing to comply with the provisions of the Federal imminent hazard disqualification order may result in civil penalties of up to $5,902.  Knowing and/or willful violations may result in criminal penalties.

A copy of the imminent hazard disqualification order issued to David R. Williams is available here.


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FMCSA Declares Texas Motor Carrier to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

First published by FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Koboat Trucking LLC, USDOT No. 3273682, a Houston-based motor carrier, to be an “imminent hazard” to public safety and ordered the motor carrier to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations.  The motor carrier was served the Federal order on March 4, 2022.

On February 3, 2022, a driver operating for Koboat Trucking LLC crashed in Tennessee and killed a Sergeant from the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office.  The driver ignored a rolling roadblock and crashed into 2 cars before killing the Sergeant, who had stopped to remove a ladder obstructing the roadway. Koboat Trucking’s driver did not have a commercial driver’s license, was prohibited from operating commercial motor vehicles due to a previous positive drug test, and was arrested for being under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.  A subsequent FMCSA review of Koboat Trucking found the motor carrier to be egregiously noncompliant with multiple Federal safety regulations, including: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing (49 CFR Part 382); Commercial Driver’s License Standards (49 CFR Part 383); Driver Qualification (49 CFR Part 391); Hours of Service of Drivers (49 CFR Part 395); and vehicle Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance (49 CFR Part 396).

Koboat Trucking took no action to ensure its driver was eligible to drive; had it done so, it would have discovered that the driver was not properly licensed, and was prohibited from driving its truck due to a drug test conducted in March 2020 that came back positive for marijuana.  In fact, Koboat Trucking had no safety management controls in place.  Koboat Trucking did not have a program to detect and deter the use of controlled substances by its drivers, did not have a program to ensure its drivers were qualified and licensed, did not have a program to control its drivers’ hours of service, and did not have a program to ensure its vehicles were appropriately inspected and repaired.  Koboat Trucking exercised virtually no oversight over its drivers or vehicles and thus abdicated all responsibility for safety.

FMCSA’s imminent hazard out-of-service order states that Koboat Trucking’s  “…complete and utter disregard for the [federal safety regulations] substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death for your drivers and the motoring public if your operations are not discontinued immediately.”

Failing to comply with the provisions of the Federal imminent hazard order may result in civil penalties of up to $28,142 for each violation.  Koboat Trucking LLC may also be assessed civil penalties of not less than $11,256 for providing transportation in interstate commerce without operating authority registration, and up to $15,876 for operating a CMV in interstate commerce without USDOT Number registration.  Knowing and/or willful violations may result in criminal penalties.

A copy of the imminent hazard order issued to Koboat Trucking LLC is available here.


McCraren Compliance can help you understand and comply with FMCSA, USDOT and ADOT and ensure your drivers and your vehicles operate safely and efficiently.

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